Wow stropmegently, I have exactly the opposite experience with AoS lavender soap and cream. My skin is so sensitive, but I find this product really comfortable. The balm, however, will sting a bit because it has vitamin C in it; for this reason, even though I love it, I don't use it when I've had a rough shave. But the soap, cream, and oil are exempt from this, I'd highly recommend especially the cream to anyone.
and find the balm to be really burning (with no alcohol listed in the ingredients either).
[SIZE="2"][COLOR="Navy"][SIZE="1"]If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas. This sum may be soon spent, the regret only remaining of having foolishly consumed it; but in the other case, he escapes the frequent vexation of waiting for barbers, and of their sometimes dirty fingers, offensive breaths, and dull razors.
[B] - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790[/SIZE][/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]